Kylesa recognized on several year end lists

Ultraviolet, Kylesa‘s great, layered, melodic release from earlier this year has found its way on to several year end lists. Perhaps most notably, they were #12 on Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2013”. As an interesting side note, 3 of the bands in the top 20 played The Jinx this year, with Kylesa (obviously), Inter Arma (#9) and Blood Ceremony (#6) all having played in 2013. Also, Windhand (#3) played late last year, and members of Mastodon (#19) played in Primate earlier this year. That’s pretty great for a tiny club in a small city.

Magnet has the Kylesa release at the top of their list. ASG (#7) also put on a great show at the Jinx this year.

Loudwire also named Ultraviolet #8 in their “10 Best Metal Albums of 2013” and Unspoken as one of their favorite metal tracks of the year.

Ultraviolet was #17 (of 50) in the Metal Descent list.

Metal Assault placed Kylesa at #38 (of 50).

Don’t forget they’ve formed the Retro Futurist record label and are offering a subscription with a bunch of exclusive goodies in the new year.

Here’s the video for the aforementioned track “Unspoken”, and a few photos (a couple more after the jump) from The Jinx show this year.